Police beat: Guelph/Eramosa woman faces drug, weapon charges

CENTRE WELLINGTON – A Guelph/Eramosa woman is facing drug, weapon and impaired driving charges, among others, after trying to evade police here recently.

Wellington County OPP officials say an officer tried to stop a vehicle for an alleged driving violation on Wellington Road 19 on Sept. 23 at about 5pm.

“The driver attempted to flee the area but was located and arrested shortly after without incident,” police stated in a press release.

“Approximately nine grams of suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a prohibited weapon and several BB guns were also located and seized.”

Stephanie Lynn Lawlor, 31, of Guelph/Eramosa, was charged with flight from a peace officer, driving with more than 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in her system, driving while prohibited, possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon at an unauthorized place, possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine), failing to stop for police, driving with an open container of liquor, driving with a load not secured and two counts of driving while suspended.

She was to appear in Guelph court on Sept. 29.

Drug, impersonation charges

MINTO – A Guelph man is facing drug and impersonation charges after he was pulled over by police for allegedly being suspended from driving.

Wellington County OPP officials say an officer patrolling Wellington Road 109 was alerted about the driver by an automated license plate recognition (ALPR) system on Sept. 21 at about 11am.

After the officer stopped the vehicle, “the driver initially attempted to falsely identify themselves to the officer,” police stated in a press release.

Tyler Daniel Sweeney, 31, of Guelph, was charged with driving while prohibited, possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine), personation with intent to avoid arrest, using unauthorized licence plates and driving an unsafe vehicle.

Police say about 58g of suspected methamphetamine, $300 in cash, fake identification and other drug paraphernalia were located and seized, and the vehicle was impounded for 45 days. 

Sweeney is to appear in Guelph court on Nov. 17.

Two charged in break-in

ROCKWOOD – Two people have been charged after someone reported a break-in in progress on Alma Street here on Sept. 28 at 11:30am.

“A nearby Good Samaritan called police after they observed two individuals make forced entry into the residence,” states a press release from the Wellington County OPP.

“Officers arrived on scene and located two individuals.”

Justin Nolan Kack, 41, of Rockwood, and Jade Innis, 34, of Brampton, were charged with break and enter a dwelling with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Both are to appear in Guelph court on Nov. 21.

Another break-in

GUELPH/ERAMOSA – On Sept. 29 at about 5am, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a break-in at a residence on 6th Line East here. 

“The victim reported that they had located an individual breaking into their residence. The unknown person fled the area,” police stated in a press release.

“Officers attended and patrolled the area but did not locate the individual involved.”

Police describe the individual as white, medium build, approximately 5’8” tall, wearing a brown camouflage jacket and a dark-coloured hooded sweatshirt.  

Trailer, excavator stolen

PUSLINCH – Wellington County OPP officials are asking for the public’s assistance to help solve the theft of an excavator and flatbed trailer from a parking lot on Ellis Road at about 3am on Sept. 23.

Police say “an unknown person attended the location and stole the excavator and flatbed trailer using a white pickup truck.” The value of the stolen items is about $48,000. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a white pickup truck with amber identification/clearance lights. The pickup truck also appears to have lifted suspension and oversized tires. 

The driver was described as a man with a slim build wearing a white sweater and dark pants.

Another trailer taken

ARTHUR – The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police is asking for the public’s assistance as it investigates the theft of a trailer from a business here.

On Sept. 28 at about 4am, someone driving a pickup truck attended a business on Highway 6 in Arthur and stole a black Freedom 822 enclosed trailer valued at approximately $14,500. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Chevrolet pickup truck with no front or rear licence plates attached, dark tinted windows, extended side mirrors, lifted suspension and oversized tires.

The driver is described as a man with a slim build, approximately 5’10” tall wearing dark-coloured pants and a light-coloured hooded sweatshirt.

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Anyone with information about any of the above incidents can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. 

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips. Tip providers may be eligible for a cash reward.